Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Revisiting Old Friends

Thought I would do a second post today.  I was looking at some of the cards I made over the past year and decided I would like to post a few of my favorites.  Who can resist Disney?

I try to take pictures of some of the cards I make and then I enjoy looking at them and remembering the occasions and the great time I had creating them.  I hope you enjoyed them and thank you for looking at my post today. Feel free to make comments.... I enjoy reading them!

Using End Caps with the Cricut Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge

Good afternoon!  Today is my last day off before I go back to 4 days of 12 hour shifts in the Emergency Department.  I wanted to spend some time crafting.... Is there such a word?  Definitely for those us who love, love, love to spend time in our craft rooms.   I thought I would post my first tutorial today -  making end  caps using the Cricut  Plantin SchoolBook cartridge.  It would make a very cute title for a scrapbook page or a sign for the kids door.  I even think it would look cute on a card, gift or even on the front of an envelope. Can you imagine presents under the Christmas tree with these as name tags?  How fantastic!  The possibilities are endless!

  • Plantin SchoolBook cartridge
  • You will need two different colors of card stock
  • Brads or embellishments of your choice.

Load the paper you want  to be the  top layer into your Cricut machine.
Select End Caps
Select the flower image.  Row 5-5
Shift and type phrase or word
Select Shift End Cap
Select flower image   Row 5-5

Load the shadow colored card stock into your Cricut
Change End Cap to End Cap Shadow
Select repeat last

    This is what it looks like when layered
    I cut a couple flowers a little larger to add additional layerand interest to the flowers.

This is my finished product.   It can then be added to just about any project.  There is no limit to what you can find to do with this little treasure!  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Feel free to leave a comment.  I am very new at blogging and I am always in a learning mode. Thank you for viewing my site. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Halloween is coming soon.  I am busy getting started on all my Halloween projects.  I just love this time of year   The Autumn colors are getting vibrant  and a little nip is in the air.  I just signed up for my Copic class 2 with Suzanne Dean and I enjoyed it so much I thought I would also sign up for her Cricut class.  I am still waiting for approval.   I signed up for Class 2 because I have been using my Cricut for a few years now.   Hope I didn't make a mistake by skipping to number 2.  Here are a couple cards I made..... getting ready for Halloween is such fun.  I think I am just a big kid at heart.

Friday, September 24, 2010

My First Post

WELL  HERE GOES....  I am going to compose my first post on my blog site.  Remember when you tried your first post?  Panic!    I wanted to participate in a card challenge and one  requirement is to have a blog site.Who says you can't teach a old dog new tricks!  With some of us. it just takes longer! :)

I have always loved paper crafting but I have just recently been introduced to Copic Markers.  I absolutely love them! I guess you know where my paycheck goes.   I am currently taking an online  Copics class from Suzanne Dean.  I  live in a remote area and  do not have a lot of options for classes.  Online works great. She is just fantastic and very supportive to us "newbies".  I am just wrapping up my final project for class 1.  I can hardly wait to start Class 2 

One of the things I absolutely love to do on my day off is to surf my favorite web sites and see all the wonderful creations!  Dang, we have some really creative folks out there!  One of my very favorite designers is Theresa Momber.  She is a designer for Gina K Designs on Stamp TV.  I took some inspiration from one of her tutorials and tried my hand at the following pocket matchbook candy holder.   I am going to make about 150  for my co-workers and friends for Thanksgiving.  Wish me luck!